Hanby Middle School

November 2021

November Dates

11/2: Fall Fundraiser begins

11/8, 11/9: Happy Smiles sealants (for those who signed up)

11/10: Picture Retakes


11/19: Fall Fundraiser ends

11/24: Early Release at 12:50


11/26: NO SCHOOL

ATTENDANCE PHONE: 541-494-6804

Message From the Principal

At Hanby this November, we will be celebrating “Lead the Pack” month. This month we will focus on service. During the pandemic, many students became isolated from their community of friends, neighbors, school, and city. In promoting service, we are hoping students get an opportunity to reconnect with the community. Service is key to the development of students. It creates a sense of worth and belonging.

We have some great events coming up school wide. This month we will be taking some 8th grade students to Patrick to be buddy readers with K-2 students. Our TWI program will be going to Jewett to work with elementary TWI students, Hanby students will participate in various services projects, and we will hold a canned food drive to support local food banks.

We are also collecting community service hours as a campus. Students will receive a collection sheet. If your child provides a service for the community, whether it's serving with another organization like a youth group or Boy Scouts, or raking leaves for a neighbor, the student will write the time spent, get a verification signature from an adult and return the form to first period.

We also would like to showcase our students working in the community. If you take a picture of your Hanby student providing a community service, we will put it on our facebook or school web page. Our hope is that Hanby students can inspire others to provide service this month. We truly want to be Leaders of the Pack!

As we wrap up October, we celebrate the school year with our Husky Pride Week. This spirit week features dress up days, competitions, and grade level assemblies.

We are concluding Fall sports. A big thank you to Drew Wilkerson, our Athletic Director, and our Fall Coaches. With a return to athletics this year we had successful seasons in Volleyball, Cross Country and Football. Boys Basketball is our next season and tryouts begin this week.

Have a great November!

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SPIRIT WEEK! October 25 - 29

It's Monday, WEAR PINK DAY! If you missed it today, don't fret -- there are four more days to get in the spirit!


WEDNESDAY: DECADES DAY (6th grade - 60's, 7th grade - 70's, 8th grade - 80's, Staff - 90's)


FRIDAY: HUSKY PRIDE DAY (Wear Husky gear, royal blue/white) & HAT DAY

October Students of the Month


Beginning Tuesday, November 2nd and ending on November 19th, Hanby's 6th - 8th graders can participate in our Fall Fundraiser!

This year, GOURMET POPCORN and STYLISH TOTE BAGS will be sold, and will arrive before Christmas. We prefer that students ask family members and family friends to participate; online sales are an option as well! Door-to-door selling is discouraged.

Funds raised will support Hanby Student Activities, student field trips and experiences, and the purchase of library books.

Staff Feature: MR. KINZIE

Nicholas Kinzie grew up in the Rogue Valley attending school in Ashland until graduating, he then joined the Marines but returned due to an old high school water polo injury. After graduating from Southern Oregon University (SOU) with a bachelor's in music he moved to Mazatlán Mexico where a friend lived. Both children were born in Mexico, now middle and high school students, where they lived until his oldest started first grade. All together, Maestro Kinzie lived in Mexico for almost nine years. The mother of his children and he ran a baby gym and daycare where he sang songs and read-alouds in English for the toddlers and their families (as well as all the administrative duties). He worked in several industries as an expat including hospitality, vessel construction, and jewelry.

Science and Social Studies have always been high interest, but when he accompanied his son's sixth grade class on an outdoor trip, where he was responsible for a cabin during the days there, he realized that he wanted to be a teacher, specifically at the middle school level. He enrolled at SOU in the Master's in Teaching program, registered for classes (including a few prerequisites) and two years later received his degree and multiple-subjects license. While student teaching he was placed the wonderful TWI program at Jewett Elementary School in District 6 and knew he would like to work with these wonderful groups of students and families. The position at Hanby Middle School was posted, and the rest is history.

Today he lives with his children (shared time) in Ashland and enjoys spending time with his kids, gardening, watersports, singing with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, camping, crabbing, the Oregon Dunes, historical sites, and all things technology/innovation/science.

Boys Basketball is Starting!


Please contact Mrs. Weaver at 541-494-6809 to obtain athletic paperwork or to check if your paperwork is completed!

Tryouts for Boys Basketball season will be held on two days this week:

Wednesday, October 27, 2:45 - 4:30 PM (An academic study hall for athletes will run from 1:50 - 2:45 on Wednesday due to Wednesday's 1:50 release time)

Thursday, October 28, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Regular practices will begin on Friday, October 29th, 3 - 4:30 PM.